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        AROUND A DISTANT STAR ..

      London: John Long, 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-6] 7-8 [9-12] 13-301 [302: printer's imprint] [303-304: ads] + 8-page publisher's catalogue dated "March, 1904" inserted at rear, seven inserted plates with illustrations by Alfred Touchemolin, original pictorial green cloth, front panel stamped in white, black and orange, spine panel stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Of several noted bindings, no priority established, this copy has the lettering on spine panel in gold and is most likely an earlier binding state. Noted with and without a publisher's catalogue inserted at rear, this copy has the catalogue. "A spacecraft fitted with a super-telescope flies to the planet Kallistos, around a star nearly 2000 light years distant, for the express purpose of witnessing the last days of Christ, duly revealed by the light which has only just reached that world from earth. The alien life forms encountered include carnivorous plants. Pure science fiction in spite of the religious motivation." - Locke, Voyages in Space 61. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 559. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 67. Bleiler (1978), p. 58. Reginald 04022. A bit of light scattered foxing, but a fine, bright copy. Rarely encountered in such nice condition. (#149728)

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        LE CHATEAU DE LA GRIPPE Illustré de quarante compositions en noir et en couleurs par Mademoiselle Emilie ROBIDA

      1904 - Paris Librairie Henry Floury 1904 1 vol. in-4 broché Edition Originale de ce conte pour enfants EXEMPLAIRE EN TIRAGE DE TETE SUR JAPON (n° XIX) exemplaire en parfait état hormis une mouillure très prononcée sur le coin inférieur droit de la couverture 6 superbes compositions à pleine page colorées et nombreuses compositions in-texte en n&b d'Emilie Robida soit 40 compositions au total. Rarissime Exemplaire de tête sur Japon Impérial [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        MUNCHAUSEN XX ... BEING WONDROUS BUT VERACIOUS HAPPENINGS WHICH BEFELL MY ANCESTORS, HERE TRANSLATED AND FOR THE FIRST TIME PRINTED FROM MANUSCRIPTS FOUND MOST MIRACULOUSLY BY MYSELF ..

      Chicago: [Rand, McNally & Company], 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-205 [206: tail piece] [207-208: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank], illustrations by Richard Harvey Curtis, original decorated gray cloth, front panel stamped in red, blue, black and gold, spine panel stamped in black, blue and gold. First edition. "Wild and woolly series of fantastic adventures of one of Baron Munchausen's offspring, which includes a brief trip to Saturn, encountering peculiar forms of intelligent life both on the surface and among its rings." - Locke, Voyages in Space 35. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 124. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 28. Reginald 15621. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Not in Smith. Owner's penciled signature on front free endpaper. Lower corner tips lightly worn, touch of dust soiling to cloth, else a bright, nearly fine copy. (#149491)

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        Kunst-Formen der Natur.; Art Forms in Nature

      Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut, 1899-1904. First edition of this famous and marvelous work by German biologist, Ernst Haeckel (1834 -1919). 'Kunst-Formen der Natur' had a considerable influence on decorative design in the Art Nouveau period at the start of the twentieth century depicting fantastic, real forms and structures found in animal and plant life. Bound in publisher's illustrated portfolio clothboxes, each box 315 mm x 395 mm, 100 chromolithographs, issued in 11 parts, unbound in the original pictorial wrappers; a very good copy rarely offered complete.

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        Praktischer Führer durch die Gesamte Medizin (1904)

      Benno Konegen Verlag, Leipzig, Deutschland 1904 - herausgegeben von Knappschaftsarzt Lorenz in Scharley, Begründer des "Lorenz' Taschenkalender für Ärzte" / mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der Diagnose und Therapie. Nachschlagebuch in allen Fragen für den praktischen Arzt, insbesondere den vielbeschäftigten Landarzt und für Studierende. / Gebunden / Lederrücken mit Goldprägung / 1040 Seiten / erschienen 1904 by Benno Konegen Verlag Gewicht ca. 2,04kg / Zustand: sehr gepflegtes, antikes Buch mit etwas normalen Spuren. Seiten etwas normal nachgedunkelt, an wenigen Stellen etwas gebrauchsfleckig. Arzt-Stempel auf Titelblatt. Schnitt wenig fleckig. Aussen deutlichere Abwetzung an Ecken und Kanten. Bindung hält sehr gut. Für das Alter schön! [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Colored Regulars In the United States Army, With a Sketch of the History of the Colored American, and an Account of His Services in the Wars of the Country, from the Period of the Revolutionary War to 1899

      Philadelphia: A.M.E. Book Concern, 1904. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. An uncommonly nice near fine copy in original red cloth; fragile white lettering on upper cover intact; spine lettering moderately worn but legible. Nice decorative endpapers. A superior copy without the wear and fading typical to most copies of this book.. Octavo. 15.5 x 22 cm. 344 pp. With occasional black-and-white plates. Introductory letter from Lieutenant-General Nelson A. Miles. Steward was a soldier (25th U.S. Colored Infantry), clergyman, army chaplain, author and professor.

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        Dans l'air

      - Charpentier & Fasquelle, Paris 1904, 13,5x20cm, broché. - Prima edizione, una delle 50 copie numerate su pergamena azzurro giapponese, l'unica grande carta. Prenota decorato con numerose illustrazioni e bozzetti eseguiti da Alberto Santos-Dumont per i suoi dirigibili differenti. Piccoli morsi e la mancanza di margini e lati inversa dei piatti. Campione con tutti i margini. - [FRENCH VERSION FOLLOWS] Edition originale, un des 50 exemplaires numérotés sur vélin japonais bleu clair, seuls grands papiers. Ouvrage orné de nombreuses illustrations et des épures exécutées par Alberto Santos-Dumont pour ses diférents dirigeables. Petites piqûres et un manque en marges et aux versos des plats. Exemplaire à toutes marges.  

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        ORIGINAL JOURNALS OF THE LEWIS AND CLARK EXPEDITION 1804 - 1806. Printed from the Original Manuscripts Together with Manuscript Material of Lewis & Clark from other sources... Seven volume set plus atlas volume.

      New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1904. Complete in seven volumes plus atlas volume containing 54 folding maps. Original red cloth binding with minor sunning to spine and minor shelfwear. A few inner hinges are cracked, some boards have variations in discoloration from sunning (you can see the outline of a bear bookend) and some flecking to the finish. Each volume has an embossed stamp on a front endpaper: Rex E. Breneman. A few endpapers are mildly toned. The text volumes each contain numerous portraits, maps, facsimiles, sketches, etc. Title continues "...including Note-Books, Letters, Maps & Journals of Charles Floyd & Joseph Whitehouse Now for the First Time Published In Full and Exactly as Written." Howes (L320) "The most elaborate work on this expedition.". First Edition. Hardcover. Very good condition. Octavo (8vo).

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804 - 1806

      New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company, 1904. First Edition thus. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo, 8 volumes, illustrated. Though ex-library with the usual markings, this is a very good set in the orginal red cloth boards and gilt spine. Spines sunned and some mild offsetting to a few volumes, but overall a lovely set. Pages tight, bright, and clean. Volume 8 consists entirely of maps, and the maps mostly appear to be unopened, thus in fine condition (though the hinges are cracked on this volume). A crisp, clean, desirable set.

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        Document signed, in a secretarial hand, Land Grant of 160 acres to John H. Trevarrow, in Township sixteen South of Range thirteen West of New Mexico Meridian

      Las Cruces, New Mexico, 1904. Partly printed Homestead certificate 1686, accomplished in ink, with orange seal of General Land Office affixed lower left. 1 pp. Oblong folio. Old folds, minor soiling. Docketed on verso, "this farm sold to Eleanor Allison, ALM" with date 15 January 1925. Fine. Tan cloth folding case. Partly printed Homestead certificate 1686, accomplished in ink, with orange seal of General Land Office affixed lower left. 1 pp. Oblong folio. Homestead Certificate for a farm in New Mexico, issued early in Thodore Roosevelt's second term.

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        Country Cousins; Presented in Picture and Rhyme.

      Sydney: G.B. Philip and Son, no date, illustrations dated 1904-18. A fine presentation copy of a rare book for children combining illustrations and verse about Australian native species. Working at a time when printmaking in Australia was in its infancy, Eirene Mort (1879-1977) established a reputation as an illustrator and designer in Sydney. She founded the Australian Guild of Handicraft and participated in the First Australian Women's Work Exhibition in Melbourne in 1907. Mort was committed to developing a uniquely Australian visual language and 'Country Cousins', with its full-page wood-engravings, was an important contribution. Muir, 5184. First Edition. Quarto, original tied wrappers with hand-printed woodblock currawong, numerous woodcut plates, gift inscription Christmas 1919, a near fine copy. Fine.

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        L'Humanité. Journal socialiste quotidien. Première Année. N° 3 : mercredi 20 avril 1904

      1 numéro in-4, L'Humanité, Première Année. N° 3 : mercredi 20 avril 1904, 4 pp. Très rare exemplaire du troisième numéro, publié 2 jours après le 1er numéro du 18 avril 1904, en mauvais état (très nombreuses fentes en pliures avec anciennes restauration au scotch). Prix en l'état. Français

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        THE SIMPLE HOME

      Smith Elder and Company, San Francisco 1904 - Charles Keeler moved to San Francisco in 1891 as a young man, and shortly after became director of the Natural History Museum. Having met architect Bernard Maybeck on the commuter ferry, they became friends and Maybeck agreed to design a home for Keeler in the Berkeley Hill. It was a momentous occasion -- the first of a number of Bay Area homes designed to blend in with the natural setting. This was new style of residence and this book became its manifesto. Keeler's most important book [see Herny, Berkeley Bohemia]. In the publisher's tan cloth with paper label. Typography by John Henry Nash, and printed at the Tomoye Press. Previous owner name on the pastedown, and a namestamp on the endpaper. Near Fine binding. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

      [Bookseller: BLACK SWAN BOOKS, INC., ABAA, ILAB]
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        Femmes.

      [Paris, Albert Messein, 1903 - 1904]. - 71 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 287 von 500 num. Expl. - Kanten leicht berieben, einige Bleistift-Anm. bzw. - Anstr. im Text, schönes Expl. - "Imprimé sous le Manteau et ne se vend nulle Part". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        Human Work

      New York: McClure, Phillips & Co., 1904. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. A non-fiction work from this important American feminist best known for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper." A tight very good copy in brown cloth boards with some slight wear to the spine ends, light bumping to the corners, and a vintage bookplate to the front pastedown. No dust jacket. Still a very nice copy of a relatively uncommon book.

      [Bookseller: Jeff Hirsch Books, ABAA]
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        THE PRINCESS THORA by Harris Burland [pseudonym] ..

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-360 [361-362: ads] [363-364: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; title leaf tipped in on stub], fly leaf at front, four inserted plates with illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo, original pictorial teal cloth, front panel stamped in gray, white, red and black, spine panel stamped black, red and gold. First edition. Published in England the following year as DR. SILEX (as by "J. B. Harris-Burland"). "Lost race adventure novel: a medieval country of giants of ancient European origin is found at the north pole." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 43 (citing this edition). Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 303. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 103. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 144. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 525. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 131. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 06816A. Binding rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, cloth a bit soiled, a tight, a very good copy. (#147752)

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        The Second Danish Pamir-Expedition. Old and New Architecture in Khiva, Bokhara and Turkestan. Published at the Expense of the Church Ministry and Carlsberg Fund.

      Copenhagen: Gyldendalske Boghandel Nordisk Forlag, 1904 - Folio. Original sand buckram, title in brown to front board spine. Just a little rubbed, front free endpaper slightly browned, the text pages more lightly so, overall a very good copy. 26 half-tone plates from photographs. First edition of this important architectural study from the two Danish Pamir Expeditions. Olufsen commanded both of these trips into Central Asia, 1896–9, during which the team visited Bokhara as a guest of the Emir; carried out exhaustive scientific surveys throughout the Pamirs; made the first anthropological study of the Siaposh and the mountain Tajiks; and "scaled peaks as high as 8,000 metres and living with the Kyrgyz nomads" (Howgego). Olufsen's was to be the last non-Russian scientific expedition in the region for 90 years. On the second trip the party was "provided with a camera and 2,000 glass plates" (Gorshenina, Explorateurs en Asie centrale: voyageurs et aventuriers de Marco Polo à Ella Maillart, p. 224), making this remarkable visual record possible. Howgego, IV, O7; Yakushi O32. [Attributes: First Edition]

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        BORN AGAIN: A NOVEL

      New York, Philadelphia: Wox, Conrad Company Publishers, [1904].. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-7 [8] 9-287 [288: blank], inserted frontispiece with photographic portrait of the author, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in white. First edition. This is the correct first printing. A later printing has a different frontispiece illustration and drops "Philadelphia" from the imprint on the title page. "One of the more eccentric of American fantasy novels. The bellicose hero, en route from Sydney to London, is pitched overboard in mid-Pacific by his exasperated shipmates, only to find land a few feet below the surface of the water. This leads him into an underground chamber where a huge diorama displays mysterious scenes from a lost continent, Sageland. On kissing the image of one of the women, the barefoot, seven-foot tall female comes to life. She is the last member of a utopian community that was extinguished 4000 years earlier." - Robert Eldridge. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1286. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 132. Reginald 08733. Not in Bleiler (1948; 1978). Smith, American Fiction, 1901-1925 L-116. The fragile white stamping has perished from the faded spine panel but is almost entirely intact on the front panel; a very good copy of a rare and interesting book. (#148867)

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        AUS VERGANGENHEIT UND GEGENWART DER JUDEN UND DER JÜDISCHEN GEMEINDEN IN DEN POSENER LANDEN NACH GEDRUCKTEN UND UNGEDRUCKTEN QUELLEN

      Koschmin; Breslau; Bromberg, : Im Selbstverlage 1904-1929 - Original Cloth. 8vo. 1, 034 pages. 24 cm. First edition. In German. Bound in marbled boards and cloth with gilt title on spine. Complete run: No. 1-26; 1904-1929. Issued in twenty-six parts. No. have imprint: Koschmin : I. Tuch. Hefte 9-22 have imprint: Koschmin-Bromberg: Im Selbstverlage der Verfasser, 1905-1914. Hefte 23-26 have imprint: Breslau : Im Selbstverlage, 1921-1929. Hefte 4-9, 24 include "Beiträge von Rabb. Dr. L. Lewin. " Includes bibliographical references. Extensive historical survey of Poznan Jewry, with alphabetically ordered town database on Jewish communities in the province of Poznan (Posen, Pozna, Poyzn) , one of the earliest Jewish communities to be established on Polish soil in 14th-century. Edited by Aron Heppner (1865–1938) , "German rabbi, historian, and archivist. Born in Pleschen, Posen province, Heppner served as rabbi at Koschmin from 1890, also at Jarotschin from 1906, administering both rabbinates until 1920 when Posen became Polish once more. Heppner settled in Breslau, where he continued to act as rabbi and teacher, but also founded and directed the archives of the community (from 1924) . His scholarly interest was devoted to local Jewish history, first of his native province and later of Breslau. His main publications, apart from contributions on the history of Jewish families to periodicals and newspapers, were Aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart der Juden und der juedischen Gemeinden in den Posener Landen (with I. J. Herzberg, 1909–29) and Juedische Persoenlichkeiten in und aus Breslau (1931) . Between 1900 and 1926 he published a 'Jewish-Literary Calendar. ' -EJ 2008. Subjects: Jews - Poland - Poznan (Voivodeship) Jews - Poland - Poznan (Province) . OCLC lists only four copies (Harvard, Tulane, Yale, Univ Amsterdam) . Scarce. Some of the individual issues lightly aged; overall very fresh and clean. Very good + condition. (SPEC-40-21) [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Krieg und Frieden im Hererolande. Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kriegsjahre 1904.

      XVI, 552 S. mit 73 tls. ganzs. Abbildungen und 11 Skizzen. Gr.-8, OLeinen mit goldgepr. Titel auf Rücken und VDeckel. Kainbacher 356. - Schönes, frisches Exemplar, ohne Stempel und Namenseinträge

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        Stadtlandschaft. 53 x 53 cm, Öl auf Hartfaser.

      - Hans Schulze (Dittersbach Schlesien 1904 - 1982 Leipzig) 1923-1929 Studium an der Staatlichen Akademie für Kunst und Kunstgewerbe Breslau bei Alexander Kanoldt, Paul Holz, Otto Mueller, Oskar Moll und Konrad von Kardorff, war Professor an der KMU in Leipzig Sprache: Deutsch 1100 gr.

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        Nichiro Sensou Shashinchou, Dai 3 [Russo-Japanese War Photographs and Notes: Volume 3]

      [Kinkodo Shoseki] 1904 - 118 pp.: 78 pp. text + 36 pp. plates (4 plates double-sided). Plate captions are in Japanese with short English summaries. some cover wear, some discoloration to back cover, small part of top of spine missing, small tears at bottom of spine 0.0 [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        The Tale of Benjamin Bunny

      First edition with correct points viz spelling of 'muffatees' at pp15, use of non-italic typeface for 'we' on same page.

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        The Death of Adam and Other Poems

      Methuen & Co., London 1904 - 12mo. Pp. [viii], 95, [1]. Gilt framed blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Inscribed on the half-title to the author's mother and dated "Octr. 1903". Also included is the author's signed manuscript leaf of the dedicatory poem to the historian Cicely Margaret Powell, whom he married in 1904, and an additional manuscript leaf, unsigned, in Latin of another poem. Covers and spine ends lightly scuffed, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        Prescott's Works

      Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott & Co., [1904]. Octavo, 22 volumes (209 x 135 mm). Contemporary dark blue morocco, titles and decoration to spines gilt, raised bands, elaborate cornerpieces to boards gilt within multiple gilt fillets, inner dentelles gilt, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. Engraved frontispieces and further engravings throughout, captioned tissues printed in red. A fine set. The Montezuma edition. Limited to 1,000 copies of which this is number 904.

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        Le Livre d'Or des Roses.

      Paris, Librairie Nationale 1904 - Iconographie, Histoire et Culture de la Rose. Par Paul Hariot, Attaché au Muséum. Avec de nombreuses vignette dans le texte et 60 planches en chromolithographie. Rare et recherché. Paris, Librairie Nationale - non daté (1904) - 132 pages. Ouvrage ornée de 60 belles planches en couleurs chacune protégées par une serpente légendée et tirées sur papier fort. Les planches 55 et 51 sont inversées. Complet & Contrôlé. Reliure demi veau raciné de l'époque signée H. Weill. Dos lisse richement orné et doré, titre, auteur et relieur en pied, dorés. Tête dorée. Pas de rousseur. Parfait état. Format in-4°(32x25). [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Death of Adam and Other Poems

      London: Methuen & Co. , 1904. 12mo. Pp. [viii], 95, [1]. Gilt framed blue cloth, gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Inscribed on the half-title to the author's mother and dated "Octr. 1903". Also included is the author's signed manuscript leaf of the dedicatory poem to the historian Cicely Margaret Powell, whom he married in 1904, and an additional manuscript leaf, unsigned, in Latin of another poem. Covers and spine ends lightly scuffed, else a very good copy. . Signed. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good.

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        Italian Villas and Their Gardens

      NY: The Century Co., 1904, 1904. FIRST EDITION. 1 vol., illustrated in color by Maxfield Parrish. Bound in the publisher's original pictorial green cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut, no ownership signature, inscription, or bookplate of any kind, inner and outer hinges fine, head and foot of spine fine, back corners square, overall a VERY GOOD+ sharp copy.

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        Eigenh. Briefkarte mit U. Friedrichshafen, 2. XI. 1904.

      1904. 1 S. Qu.-12mo. "Besten Dank für die freundliche Beglückwünschung". - Die Ecken mit Spuren alter Montage.

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        Geschichte des K. u. K. Husaren-Regimentes Graf Nadasdy No 9 1904 - 1918 Mit einer Landkarte

      232 S. guter Zustand, Kanten gering bestoßen, Bindung gelockert - keine Seiten lose // Das Buch beschreibt die Gefechte des 1. Weltkrieges, an welchen das Regiment teilgenommen hat. Ebenfalls sind Verlustlisten und der Offiziersstab von 1904-1918 aufgelistet. G1056 *.*

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        THE PRINCESS THORA by Harris Burland [pseudonym] ..

      Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1904.. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 1-360 [361-362: ads] [363-364: blank] [note: last leaf is a blank; title leaf tipped in on stub], fly leaf at front, four inserted plates with illustrations by Cyrus Cuneo, original pictorial teal cloth, front panel stamped in gray, white, red and black, spine panel stamped black, red and gold. First edition. Published in England the following year as DR. SILEX (as by "J. B. Harris-Burland"). "Lost race adventure novel: a medieval country of giants of ancient European origin is found at the north pole." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 43 (citing this edition). Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 303. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 103. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 144. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 525. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 131. Bleiler (1978), p. 35. Reginald 06816A. Binding rubbed at spine ends and corner tips, cloth a bit soiled, a tight, a very good copy. (#147752)

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        Ghost Stories of an Antiquary

      London: Edwin Arnold, 1904 First edition, linen binding slightly frayed along spine, (see photo) otherwise very good condition, including internally,with all four plates of McBryde's illustrations.

      [Bookseller: David Conway]
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        French Songs of Old Canada. Pictured by... With Translations.

      Folio. London: William Heinemann, 1904. Folio, (66), with 14 pp. pamphlet-stitched insert containing translations. Each song with music and lyrics, illustrated with three wood engravings, two in color, printed by Edmund Evans. Original quarter brown buckram and white boards, upper cover with woodcut lettering and illustration. Boards soiled, occasional toning and offsetting within, a very good copy with an original watercolor for the book (10 x 15.25 inches, matted, slightly foxed). First edition, 1 of 350 copies; this copy is accompanied by the original watercolor double page spread for the song Joli Coeur de Rose. Walford Graham Robertson (1868-1948), was a portrait and landscape painter, illustrator and designer, influenced by Walter Crane, but best known as a collector of William Blake. This is a sequel to his Old English Songs and Dances (1902), also printed by Evans, described by Ray as "one of the most delightful of English illustrated books". The charming illustrations show the influence of Nicholson and are a fine example of Evans's later printing. Ray, The Illustrator and the Book in England, p.176.

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        A BOOK OF GHOSTS ..

      London: Methuen & Co., [1904].. Octavo, pp. [1-8] [1] 2-383 [384: printer's imprint] + 40-page publisher's catalogue dated September 1904 inserted at rear, eight inserted plates with illustrations by D. Murray Smith, original red cloth, front and spine panels stamped in gold, bottom edge untrimmed. First edition. Collects twenty-one stories. "Collection of ghost stories, some dating back to the 1850s. Most are slight tales of apparitions; the most interesting are 'Pomps and Vanities,' a tale of possession; and 'The Merewigs,' a farce in which persons who made no spiritual progress in their last incarnation must now haunt the British Museum." - Barron (ed), Horror Literature 2-6. Ashley, Who's Who in Horror and Fantasy Fiction, pp. 26-7. Bleiler, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction 97. Bleiler (1978), p. 15. Reginald 00865. Some scattered foxing to text block, shallow marginal staining to upper edges of three plates and top edge of rear paste-down, but a tight, bright, very good copy. A nice copy of a book that is seldom encountered in superior condition. (#149333)

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        La Maison sur le Nil ou Les Apparences de la Vertu.+ Ariane ou Le Chemin de la Paix Eternelle. (TWO VOLUMES).

      Maison du Livre, Paris 1904 - Folio. Two works in 2 volumes that were combined in a decorated slipcase, original decorated gilt and marbled calf binding by Charles Meunier for the editor, marbled end paper.10 watercolours by Paul Gervais for vol. I "La Maison sur le Nil" reprinted in colour, limited edition of 140 copies of which this one is one of the 125 copies printed on beautiful white velum paper and containing also the black china ink decomposition of the illustrations, added to at the end of the volume, a 4 pp. booklet advertising the forthcoming publication of the book. - 10 water-colours by Rochegrosse for vol. II "Ariane" reprinted in colour, limited edition of 140 copies of which this one is one of the 125 copies printed on beautiful white velum paper and containing also the black china ink decomposition of the illustrations, added to at the end of the volume, a 4 pp. booklet advertising the forthcoming publication of the book. Printed for Charles Meunier. Set in mint condition. Pierre Félix Louis (1870-1925), also known as Pierre Louÿs, was a French poet and author. His pen names were Pierre Louis, Chrysis, Peter Lewys and Pibrac. He founded a literary review, La Conque in 1891, where works not only by Parnassian and symbolist literary role models were published, such as Mallarmé, Moréas, Leconte de Lisle or Verlaine, but also writings by young and still unknown poets such as Valéry, André Gide and Louÿs himself. His first, small collection of poems, Astarté, appeared in 1891 in l’Art indépendent, followed by "Chrysis ou la cérémonie matinale" in 1893; Poésies de Méléagre, translated in 1893, "Lêda ou la louange des bienheureux ténèbres" in 1893, "La maison sur le Nil ou les Apparences de la Vertu" in 1894, "Scènes de la vie des courtisanes de Lucien de Samosate", translated in 1894, and the same year "Les Chansons de Bilitis" which was his best-known work and a literary hoax. Effectively, Louÿs passed his own poems off as those of a contemporary of the Greek Sappho (died ca. 570 BCE). Size: 4to. [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        REMINISCENCES OF FRONTIER LIFE.

      Privately printed, 1904., Portland - First edition. 8vo. Original grey printed wrappers, 134 [1] pp., introduction, illustrated, plates. The author's reminiscences, written primarily for his friends, tells of his travels and experiences throughout the West and Alaska. He tells of Indian scares, gold mining, outlaws, buffalo hunts, prairie fires, a Nebraska blizzard, the Black Hills, the Rocky Mountains, Custer's massacre, and much more. Six Guns 912 says, "Rare." "Privately printed for friends. The author died while the book was in press. The printer, no doubt believing that he would not recover his printing costs, scrapped almost the entire edition, only a few copies escaping; hence its rarity. It contains material on some outlaws of the frontier and tells about the hangings by the vigilantes and about the last of Laramie road agents." Howes H142 says "Most of the edition "scrapped" to a paper mill." Graff 1760 says "Contains a narrative of a trip across the plains in '65. -EDG." Phillips American Sporting Books p. 155, "Chapter on a buffalo stampede." Over-sized covers lightly chipped at fore-edges, faint vertical crease to the front cover, light wear to the spine ends, else a very good copy. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]

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        Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition 1804 - 1806

      Dodd, Mead, and Company 1904 - Octavo, 8 volumes, illustrated. Though ex-library with the usual markings, this is a very good set in the orginal red cloth boards and gilt spine. Spines sunned and some mild offsetting to a few volumes, but overall a lovely set. Pages tight, bright, and clean. Volume 8 consists entirely of maps, and the maps mostly appear to be unopened, thus in fine condition (though the hinges are cracked on this volume). A crisp, clean, desirable set. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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        Le Jongleur de Notre-Dame Miracle en 3 Actes de Maurice Léna Musique de J. Massenet. Fine original lithographic poster illustrating a scene from the oepra by Georges Rochegrosse (1859-1938)

      Paris: E. Delanchy, 1904. Rare. Broido: French Opera Posters 1868-1930 no. 38.. 762 x 578 mm. + margins. Signed by the artist in the stone. Very slightly worn and browned; corners bumped.

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        THE EVER NEW HORIZON - Alma-Tadema, 1904.

      THE EVER NEW HORIZONStaalgravure vervaardigd door Charles Oliver Murray in 1904 naar het schilderij (Opus CCCLXXV uit 1903) van Sir Lawrence (Lourens) Alma-Tadema. Met potlood gesigneerd door Alma-Tadema en Murray. Later met de hand gekleurd. H x B: 49 x 38 cm.Vanaf 1880 begint Alma-Tadema aan een reeks schilderijen waarop vrouwen zijn afgebeeld die zich hoog op imposante marmeren terrassen bevinden en uitkijken over een heldere Middellandse Zee.Hoewel er weinig archeologische voorwerpen zijn afgebeeld, lijken ze in een specifieke tijd en plaats te zijn gesitueerd: de Romeinse tijd aan de Golf van Napels.Klassieke bronnen beschrijven deze kustlijn als een populaire vakantie bestemming uit het vroeg Romeinse Rijk. De rijken bouwden luxe villa?s langs de baai op de randen van de klippen.De drie vrouwen op The Ever New Horizon lijken echter minder ontspannen dan de dames op het fameuze The Coign of Vantage [vert.: een gunstig uitkijkpunt] uit 1895. De vrouwen lijken door hun geliefden te zijn verlaten en hopen, uitkijkend over zee, op hun terugkomst.Prijs: ? 2.150,- (incl. lijst).

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        Wassersport XXII. Jahrgang 1904 - Nummern 1-52. Fachzeitschrift für Rudern, Segeln und verwandte Sportzweige. Amtlicher Anzeiger 385 wassersportlicher Vereine und Verbände.

      Berlin SW. Verlag Martin Oldenbourg, 1904. - mit zahlreichen Abbildungen, Karten und Bauskizzen, 2°. 35,4 x 26,8 cm. (8), 764 Seiten, Wassersport, 22, Wassersport, 22 In gutem Zustand. Einband berieben, das Rückenschild und der Schnitt gebräunt, die Einbandecken leicht bestoßen, beide Vorsätze und der Titel mit Randbräune, der Buchblock papierbedingt leicht gebräunt , aber sauber, einzelne Seiten in den Rändern etwas braunfleckig, - seltene und interessante Zeitschrift. privater Halbleinenband mit handgeschriebenem Rückenschild und kleinen Leinenecken, Schnitt marmoriert, Hardcover in Halbleinwand, [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        The Lymphatic

      Chicago: W. T. Keener And Co., 1904. Book. Fair. Hardcover. 1st Edition. General Anatomy Of The Lymphatics And A Special Study Of The Lymphatics In Different Parts Of The Body. Dark Green Cloth Hardcover, Broken Binding, Pages Are Intact And Still Bound, Cover At Spine Has Separated. Interior Pages Are In Good Shape And Have Not Separated From The Binding. 301 Pages With 117 Illustrations And Diagrams..

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        Hombres". (Hommes).

      [Paris, Albert Messein, 1903 - 1904]. - 48 + 3 S. OBrosch. m. OSch. In franz. Sprache. Nr. 51 von 525 Expl. - Kanten leicht berieben, etw. angestaubt, schönes Expl. - "Imprimé sous le Manteau et ne se vend nulle Part". [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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        UGANDA PROTECTORATE

      London Hutchinson and Co 1904 - 2 volumes. Second Edition. With 48 beautiful color plates, 506 illustrations from drawings and photos, and 9 maps. Large 8vo, publisher's original navy-blue cloth gilt lettered on spines, with gilt lettering to the upper cover. xxxvi, 470; xiii, 471-1018. A handsome and honest set, internally bright and fine, the cloth is age mellowed but remains dark and attractive and all the gilt work is well preserved. Rear hinge of one volume with cosmetic separation at the pastedown. SCARCE FIRST EDITION SET, HANDSOME AND WELL PRESERVED. Johnston’s superb description of the physical geography, botany, zoology, anthropology, language and history of the Uganda territory. Handsomely presented, the books are replete with photographs and illustrations of Uganda at the turn of the century. Copies in cloth are now quite scarce. Johnston was early on an explorer and traveller to Africa and these volumes are typical of the very best produced writing in travel and exploration of the period. Johnston began his travels in Africa at the age of 21 with his 1879-1880 journey to the interior of Tunisa as a student of painting, architecture, and languages. This trip sparked the passion for travel and exploration in the wilds of the African continent that he would spend the next several decades fulfilling. His journeys and his leadership potential were first brought to the attention of the Royal Geographical Society and the British Association in 1883 when he met H.M. Stanley and traveled with him to the remote river above the Stanley Pool in the Congo, a virgin territory little known to other Europeans at that time. From there his travels and responsibilities expanded rapidly; he was commissioned to lead a scientific expedition to to Mount Kilmanjaro beginning in Zanzibar in 1884, the success of which led to his apopintment as British vice-consul and eventually acting consul in Cameroon and the Niger Delta. He held a number of government positions through the next 20 years, perhaps best known for his "Cape-to-Cairo" scheme, a phrase coined in the London Times in August of 1888. The plan entailed having British influence in an unbroken line from Alexandria to Cape Town, but was foiled in July of 1890 when the British were forced to give up their sphere of influence north of Lake Tanganyika to the Germans. His later days were spent organizing British administration in Uganda and Liberia as well as writing about his life experiences in Africa. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]

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